By now you know: Losing weight boils down to using up more calories than you consume. It seems simple enough. The hard part is actually making it happen. But cutting calories and dieting doesn’t have to mean cutting out all your favorite foods. Don’t believe us? Check out these four simple swaps guaranteed to save you over 600 calories a day without putting the kibosh on your favorite flavors:
Drink fat-free milk instead of whole
Replace your whole milk habit with a fat-free fix, and for every 16 ounces you trade, you’ll save over 130 calories. Feeling adventurous? Opt for unsweetened almond milk instead of your whole milk, and you’ll save even more—over 230 calories per 16 ounces.
Swap regular soda for seltzer water
One 20 ounce regular Pepsi clocks in at 250 calories*. Substitute just one regular soft drink a day with a seltzer or sparkling water, and you won’t just save yourself 250 calories, you’ll also spare yourself a whole lot of added sugar.
Sub fruit juices with the real deal
Many commercial fruit juices are packed with added sugars. Plus, they’re typically higher in calories than their raw fruit counterparts. Swap your 12 ounce glass of regular apple juice for a medium apple, and you’ll save yourself about 100 calories.
Have mustard, not mayo
Top your sandwiches with two tablespoons of mustard instead of the same amount of mayonnaise and you’ll save yourself over 175 calories. Save even more calories by skipping the cheese and stuffing your sammie with extra veggies.